Showing posts with label pbs kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pbs kids. Show all posts

Nature Cat Meets and Greets Young Fans in Columbus

My family was hosted at this event so that we could share the fun with you.

Let me tell you a brutal truth. I am over summer. I had made a pledge to avoid the midday sun until the temperatures are in the 70-degree range, but we were presented with an invitation that I couldn't refuse.
Last week my kids had a wonderful treat! We were special guests at the Ohio State Fair to meet and greet PBS's Nature Cat with WOSU and PBS Kids.

When my son was born, I made a choice to limit his television content to PBS Kids and PBS Nature. I had watched many hours of the popular choices with my sister's children and knew that kids television could be a very slippery slope. When Harper was born, the PBS rule was still in effect. My kids have grown up on great educational programs like Super Why, Curious George, and Dinosaur Train.

My kids were so excited to see Nature Cat in person, and to hug him! They were thrilled with the presenter from ODNR and her frogs. As the special event ended, my kids were feeling pretty pleased. Hanging out with a favorite character is quite an accomplishment for the kindergarten and preschool crowd. Little did they know, Daniel Tiger and Peg+Cat were just around the corner, ready for hugging!

WOSU Public Media, the PBS affiliate for central Ohio, offers content and resources to children and families that aren’t available through any other local media. I love their commitment to quality family programming and their efforts at bringing the fun to life for kids!

Dinosaur Train Helps Kids Maintain A Healthy Smile

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Roo is nothing short of obsessed with Dinosaur Train. He loves dinosaurs, he loves Trains, so what a perfect combination to inspire the imagination of a 3 year old. We have an assortment of Dinosaur Train products in our house, from dvds to books to toys!

On Valentines Day I had a chance to surprise my little guy with a few Dinosaur Train goodies. As you can see this was maybe the best morning ever (aside from Christmas of course!)

Roo is a little book worm. He loves to read stories and he is often content grabbing a book and flipping through it on his own. When he saw the Buddy's Teeth Book, a big smile broke out on his face and he said "Story please!" How could I resist? This was a really cute book with colorful illustrations. We love Golden Books and this made a great addition to our children's library.

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BUDDY wants to share his own dental care tips too! Remember that Tyrannosaurus Rex replaced their teeth throughout their lives, but humans only get two sets so it is especially important to take good care of them!

Follow these helpful tips for strong teeth and a healthy smile!

1.       Twice a day: Brush your teeth when you wake up and before you go to bed.
2.       Take your time: Brush your teeth for 2 minutes and be sure to include your tongue!
3.       Be kind to your gums: Brush with a soft bristle toothbrush.
4.       Get the hard to reach places: Floss your teeth at bedtime.
5.       See your Dentist twice a year!

Click here to download your very own Dinosaur Train Teeth Tips Poster.

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Dinosaur Train Toothbrushes? Oh yeah!

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.  This year’s theme is “Join the Super Smile Team.”

Roo is ready to join the super smile team without a doubt! What could be a better motivational tool than a 2 pack of toothbrushes with 2 of his favorite character?
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With an emphasis on making brushing fun for young children, Buddy and Tiny are featured on a GUM® twin pack toothbrush set withultrasoft bristles that are gentle on young gums, a narrow, tapered head that is comfortable in small mouths, and a soft grip to provide more control.  Available on, and at  SRP: $2.99.

This face says it all! He was in mid "Oh yeah!" When I snapped this shot. What kid doesn't love getting a new dvd?

We of course had to check this dvd out after we heard the story.  My son was nothing short of captivated. He was excited about seeing Erma Eoraptor in one of the episodes.  The dvd was a huge hit because this boy really does love Dinosaurs!

Dinosaur Train: I Love Dinosaurs DVD from PBS Distribution.

Featuring four outstanding adventures and two Be My Valentine CardsDinosaur Train: I Love Dinosaurs makes for an outstanding Valentine’s Day treat! Two of the stories included on this DVD are King Meets Crystal and Erma and the Conductor. In King Meets Crystal, King Cryolophosaurus is interested in becoming friends with Crystal, but he gets nervous when trying to talk to her. Tiny and Buddy help King overcome his nervousness. In Erma and the Conductor, the Pteranodon family is on the Dinosaur Train headed to the Big Pond to watch a meteor shower!  Mr. Conductor stops to pick up Erma Eoraptor, his best friend.  At the Big Pond, the Conductor and Erma are interrupted a few times while trying to be alone, but soon find the perfect spot back on the Train.   Running time approx. 50 minutes; SRP: $7.99.

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Watch out for all new Dinosaur Train episodes coming later this year!